September 2021 – As an effort to support the government's program in creating an ecosystem for Future SME Transformation, JNE collaborates with Smesco Indonesia and YukBisnis to present the Smesco Fulfillment Center (SME Logistics). This strategic collaboration is Smesco's logistics service for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at affordable rates. JNE will act as a logistics company in delivering SME goods and YukBisnis as the operator of the Smesco Fulfillment Center, which is located at the SME Tower Building, Smesco Indonesia, Jl. Gatot Subroto No. Kav. 94, Pancoran, South Jakarta.
The Smesco Fulfillment Center facility which is located at Lt. 11 Smesco Indonesia Building has an area of 1250m². This room has 400 units of cabinets and 2000 levels of shelves that can store 136,800 items of goods belonging to SMEs and are supported by a warehouse management system, refrigerated rooms, certified operators, and an integrated call center. With this facility, it is hoped that it can create opportunities and provide convenience for SMEs in conducting the online buying and selling process so that business actors can focus on the production process and product development or innovation, as well as sales. This is because the management of warehousing is handled by the Smesco Fulfillment Center which is carried out professionally and directly integrated with the delivery service so that data updates on the number of stock items, as well as the delivery status of each package are available periodically.
M. Feriadi Soeprapto, President Director of JNE, said that creative industry players are often busy with the warehousing process, managing stock of goods, packaging, and sending packages to each buyer. This has the potential to reduce concentration on efforts to increase sales, product development, or innovation in terms of quantity and quality, and others. “To overcome every challenge and seize every opportunity in the digital era, synergy and collaboration with strategic partners must continue. The presence of the Smesco Fulfillment Center is expected to encourage business progress for business actors so that they no longer need to handle logistics activities that require great effort in business processes.”
The founder of YukBisnis, Jaya Setiabudi, said that YukBisnis sees the potential and need for distribution of SME digital businesses in Indonesia as very high. Creative industry players must concentrate on developing innovation and sales. Therefore, YukBisnis is hereby providing one-stop solutions to optimize the SME process so that it develops in creating a brand. "We believe that Indonesian brands can become retainers in their own country, and with the Smesco Fulfillment Center facilitated by JNE and Smesco Indonesia, we can combine the best local brands throughout Indonesia into one unit and help promote SMEs in Indonesia."
The President Director of the Smesco Cooperative and SME Marketing Service Institute (LLP-KUKM), Leonard Theosabrata, said that Smesco continues to strive to empower SMEs with several services. One of them is the Smesco Fulfillment Center, a freight forwarder or logistics service for SMEs at affordable rates. This freight forwarding service can reach all of Java and will be fully operational in early 2022. This service is very important, so it becomes a complement for Smesco as an SME service center.
Feriadi added, with this strategic collaboration, various facilities within the Smesco Fulfillment Center, such as warehousing, order fulfillment, technology development, shipping management, and delivery, become a complete solution for local SMEs. JNE will continue to embody the spirit of “Connecting Happiness”, which is to deliver happiness and provide the widest possible benefits to all communities throughout the country. "We hope that this collaboration can be a real step in contributing and working together with the government to advance the national economy," he concluded.